Truth comes in many forms from many sources, including imagination

“Butterfly Fantasy”: form transformed to chaos becomes form again. [photo painting by Georgia NeSmith, circa 2011, using photoshop and Filter Forge]
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I stand with William Blake:

“The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.”

“What is now proved was once only imagined.”

“To the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

For Blake, imagination is an equal if not greater component than logic in the acquisition of truth. Reason deprived of imagination may arrive at “facts” but isolated from the imagination and from humane thinking it produces falsehoods. For instance, it produces the falsehood that we are each and every one of us separate, singular beings with no visible connections.

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Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.

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Georgia NeSmith

Georgia NeSmith

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.